Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.
This election has been most difficult one ever for incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She is humorously known as “landslide Landrieu” for winning close elections, but she has not been known for making campaign mistakes. Usually, she has run brilliant campaigns, pulling out close victories over Republican opponents. It has been particularly impressive since Louisiana is a conservative state and has been trending Republican for decades.
Now that Michael Brown has been laid to rest in Ferguson, Missouri, don’t expect the liberal media, the race hustlers or the Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate what happened in West Point, Mississippi.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein
Unbelievably, the drumbeat is beginning for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to run for President a third time. The man who lost twice for President is now being encouraged by many party leaders to give it another try. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently told MSNBC, “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run and I think he will be the next president of the United States.”
Several years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement created disturbances across the country. The protests were a flash in the pan and dissipated rather quickly.
August is usually the month when politicians retire to their vacation homes and relax at taxpayer expense. Congress is paid for a 5-week vacation and President Obama and his family have made it a tradition to enjoy a multi week vacation at Martha's Vineyard, the playground of the rich.
As the City of New Orleans prepares to host the first Saints preseason game on Friday, they decided to finally take action about the growing homeless problem underneath the Pontchartrain Expressway.
The nightmare at the border shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Thousands of illegal aliens, including children, have crossed the border this year.
This year has seen a massive spike in unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally. Not surprisingly, 90 percent of the illegal minors do not show up for their court hearings and prefer to escape onto the streets of this country, knowing there is very little chance they will ever be deported.
With his latest publicity stunt, Governor Bobby Jindal continues to insult his employers, the people of Louisiana. Yesterday, Governor Jindal, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson visited the Texas/Mexico border.
As Congress gets ready to embark on their five week vacation, President Obama readies his family for their 16 day Martha’s Vineyard summer trip. This has become an annual event for the Obama family and it gives the President more opportunities for his favorite activities such as biking and golfing. Who knows the full extent of Vice President Joe Biden’s summer vacation, but no doubt the agenda will include skinny dipping. According to Ron Kessler, in his new book, “The First Family Detail,” Biden enjoys naked swimming, to the consternation of the female Secret Service agents assigned to protect him.
In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals. The U.S. Senate race in Louisiana is no exception. Democrat incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu has pulled off an almost miraculous series of endorsements. The staunch Democrat incumbent has been endorsed by two of the largest Republican donors in Louisiana, banker Joe Canizaro and ship builder Boysie Bollinger.